Morning Cup of Links: Blackout Time

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Will Wikipedia's one-day blackout sink SOPA? Maybe not, but how would you do your research if the internet gets wrecked?
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The blackout will be much wider than just Wikipedia.
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A conversation with a robot gets creepier the more it understands. He even looks human, at least from the front.
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You can't have a Brad Pitt movie without a scene of him eating (or at least drinking). There's enough material for a nice-looking supercut of such scenes.
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Bulgarian artist Plamen Ignatov Spent 16 Years and 6 Million Matchsticks Building a Model of Rila Monastery. The result is worth at least 15 minutes of internet fame.
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This is a video of a dog on a chain. You will still be surprised at what that means.
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The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy was established in 2007 to nurture impoverished girls in South Africa. Now the first class of 72 students has graduated, and Oprah was there to see her dream realized.
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If the gizmo you invented never found a clientele, it may end up in the Museum of nonsense. But how much nonsense does it take to justify a trip to Austria?
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8 Things the Internet Ruined. But don't mourn the loss -the list of things the internet has improved or made possible is much longer.
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Native or Not? The True Stories behind 5 “American Indian” Actors. Sometimes an Italian, German, or Armenian background can be "close enough."

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January 18, 2012 - 12:09am
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